The IMPAX™ Data Center provides large-scale multimedia storage for all types of medical images and diagnostic results for hospital groups, regional healthcare organisations and national medical archives. The solution consolidates data from disparate systems into a single point of storage to serve the needs of the enterprise. IMPAX Data Center is a highly scalable and fault tolerant DICOM archive system designed to store clinical DICOM data objects, including DICOM encapsulated non-imaging objects such as waveforms, structured reports and PDFs.
A key benefit of the solution is that care providers are able to easily access various data sources within the hospital or regional enterprise through one mechanism served by the IMPAX Data Center. The solution delivers clear patient management benefits as examinations and results will be available at every location in the hospital, leading to enhanced patient care. The system is designed to meet the needs of new technologies such as multi-slice CT and allows for the extension of PACS into other image-intensive clinical departments, including cardiology and orthopaedics.
The solution has recently been implemented in Canada to support the imaging needs of a joint initiative of 23 hospital corporations, allowing them to share diagnostic images and reports across 33 Ontario hospital sites. Ochsner Health System in Southeast Louisiana (USA) has implemented the Data Center to consolidate data from disparate multi-vendor PACS and clinical systems from its six hospitals and 16 health centers onto a single point of storage.
Due to its adherence with open standards, the IMPAX Data Center can be part of any existing or new Agfa HealthCare PACS, or exist in legacy or multi-vendor environments, further increasing data sharing and disaster recovery.
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